After visiting Exuma 7 times just last year, I thought maybe I should start traveling elsewhere. It hasn't lost its luster, I just need to spread my proverbial wings a bit. My new goal is to visit at least one new island every year. Should that include a visit to Exuma here and there, then … Continue reading Provo Bound! (not Utah)
After exerting every ounce of energy I had left (which was nil), I loaded my kayak onto the trailer and Mandy and I hopped in Dallas’s truck and headed to the Exuma Watersports house where the others were dragging their belongings and kayaks to the street. I secretly wished I had fallen behind so I didn’t … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas – Reflection
I wrote the opening sentence to this post, just to delete it and start all over, three times now. I’ll just put it bluntly. Today was a suck fest. It would take every ounce of strength, energy, determination, will power, and self-talk I could muster. And then some. The weather gods were not cooperating and brought … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas – The Final Day
I anticipated I wouldn’t be able to move my arms after all the paddling we’ve been doing, but surprisingly, I felt great. Winning! A little back pain here and there but nothing to write about. Although, I guess I just did. I had another sleepless night but that’s no surprise. At one point, I was … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas – Day 3
[Forgive me for not including my route map in the first blog post. Here, you can see our trek and our stops through the cays. I’m sure I am missing something but this is pretty darn close I think. Click here for interactive map and details.] I knew the first night was going to be tough. … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas – Day 2
Pull (left). Pull (right). Pull (left). Pull (right). This would become my new mantra for the next 3.5 days. Little did I know just how much “pulling” I would do during this kayaking trip and how my old crossfit days would come back to haunt me. I knew my body was capable of pushing harder … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas – Day 1
Just over a year ago, I set out on a mission. I wasn’t sure what the mission was or what I was trying to accomplish but I needed to calibrate. As if my compass was off a few degrees. All too often we become robotic versions of what we once were, lost in the daily … Continue reading Kayaking Through the Exumas? Yes Please.
I left you hanging. Sorry. But although the rest of my boat trip through the Exuma Cays was just as epic as the others, it covered much of what I have already written about. So I didn’t want to bore you with the same details over and over again. I made some great new friends … Continue reading How Much is a Trip to Exuma?
After listening to a long night of a very angry version of hide the sausage, I was running on 8 hours less than a full night of sleep. Rob had just announced that we had two hours to get ready and head to the boat. I kindly introduced myself to the sleeping strangers next to … Continue reading Exuma Bound by Boat…Day 2
Where’s my cape? Somebody get me my damn cape. I’m channeling my best version of Superwoman right now and feeling like a total badass. How does island hopping from Nassau to Georgetown and sharing hotel rooms with 11 other people you don’t even know sound? Like a terrible idea right?!?! Something you would only do … Continue reading Exuma Bound By Boat…Day 1